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Issue 36:6 July/Aug 2013

Composers

Casey Richards

REICHA

CRYSTAL

Westwood Wind Quintet

CD Review by Casey Richards

  REICHA Woodwind Quintets Volume 3: opus 88, nos. 5 & 6. Westwood Wind Quintet. CRYSTAL RECORDS CD263 (65:32)

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